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About Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.

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The YouTubers Making Moves on Hollywood

Arctic opens in theaters today (February 1), featuring Mads Mikkelsen as a man trying to survive after becoming stranded in the polar wilderness. It’s a remarkable film according to the critics, not least because it is the first feature film to be directed by ex-YouTube star Joe Penna, who rose to fame after posting animations […]

David Bowie (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

David Bowie Biopic Gets a Greenlight, Despite Family’s Objections

David Bowie will be the next rock icon to get the biopic treatment, after Freddie Mercury and Elton John‘s origins were explored in Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman. Deadline reports the upcoming movie Stardust will document Bowie’s rise to fame, including a trip to America in 1971 that inspired the invention of his alter ego, Ziggy […]

A Very English Scandal

‘A Very English Scandal’ is Coming Back for a Second Season

A Very English Scandal is returning to our screens, but without Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw or even its writer Russell T Davies. The change in personnel isn’t down to a lack of success: the three-part drama was nominated for three Golden Globes, and even bagged one, plus a Critics Choice Award for Whishaw’s portrayal […]

2019 Sundance Film Festival – “The Lodge” Premiere

Richard Armitage to Star in New Harlan Coben Series ‘The Stranger’

Richard Armitage is the latest big-name addition to Netflix, as he’s cast in the new series The Stranger. Deadline reports the Hobbit star will play Adam Price, whose perfect life is destroyed when a stranger sits next to him in a bar and tells him a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne. An ever darker conspiracy will unfold […]

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart speaks onstage during The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

10 of Our Favorite On-Screen Wizards

The Kid Who Would Be King opens today (25 January), the first feature from director Joe Cornish since Attack the Block introduced us to Jodie Whittaker and John Boyega. Just as that film situated an alien invasion in a London council estate, this one puts a modern-London spin on Arthurian legend, as schoolboy Alex Elliott […]

“Mapplethorpe” – Tribeca Film Festival

Matt Smith is in Talks to Join ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-Off Movie ‘Morbius’

Matt Smith looks set to follow in the footsteps of Tom Hardy by starring in a Spider-Man spin-off movie. While Tom played a shape-shifting symbiote in last year’s Venom, Variety reports the Doctor Who star could have a “major role” in the upcoming Morbius, which stars Jared Leto as the eponymous “living vampire.” Introduced as a foe for […]


David Tennant is Launching His Very Own Podcast with First Guest Olivia Colman

Move over, Graham Norton (perish the thought!): Doctor Who star David Tennant has turned chat show host, with his very own podcast. And if that wasn’t exciting enough, among the Tenth Doctor’s very first guests will be Oscar hopeful Olivia Colman, followed by current Doctor Jodie Whittaker, who stepped into the role after co-starring with them both […]

2018 Winter TCA Tour – Day 9

‘Killing Eve’ Star Jodie Comer is All Set to Board ‘Death on the Nile’

Hercule Poirot may have finally met his match, as Villanelle, a.k.a. actress Jodie Comer, who currently stars in BBC America’s Killing Eve, looks all set to board Death on the Nile. The Killing Eve star will have a lead role in the next big Agatha Christie movie, according to a recent interview with director Sir Kenneth Branagh. Digital Spy reports Sir […]

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